Dr. Alfred Bryant, a faculty member in UNC Pembroke’s School of Education, has been named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for 2008-09.
Alfred BryantFounded in 1965, the ACE Fellows program was established to strengthen institutions and leadership in higher education by identifying promising senior faculty and administrators and preparing them for key positions in university administration. Former UNC President Molly Board is president of ACE.
Dr. Bryant was nominated by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Charles Harrington. During his fellowship year, Dr. Bryant will work directly with senior level cabinet administrators on an extensive array of higher education issues.
Dr. Bryant said there are several subjects that he will focus on during the fellowship including fund-raising, student recruitment and retention, budgeting and finance and student affairs.
Dr. Harrington said it is a great opportunity for Dr. Byrant and an honor for UNCP to place a faculty member in such a prestigious program.
A Pembroke native, Dr. Bryant began his career in education as a high school counselor and worked with UNCP’s Freshman Seminar program and NC State University’s First Year Experience.
He earned a Ph.D. in counselor education from NC State. He is a tenured associate professor at UNCP and teaches educational psychology and research.
Dr. Bryant has authored several articles for publication and received grants for work in developmental psychology. He successfully wrote a large grant for UNCP’s Youth Opportunity Program and smaller grants on health issues in the local community.